Book Reviews

The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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The Vanishing Deep Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen sisters race death in tepid futuristic thriller.
By Astrid Scholte
(2020)
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The Caldera: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Slow start builds to exciting with pirates and a volcano.
By John Flanagan
(2017)
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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Doomsday-thwarting excitement in a banana-yellow ship.
By Rick Riordan
(2017)
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What Light Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming, sweet, but bland holiday romance.
By Jay Asher
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
age 12+
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
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Passenger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
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The Poe Estate Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
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Beyond the Kingdoms: The Land of Stories, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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The Emerald Shore:  The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
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Slaves of Socorro: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
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The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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Blue Sea Burning: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
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Firebrand: Elemental, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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Hostage Three Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
By Nick Lake
(2013)
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New Lands: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gross-out humor and adventure in lively Deadweather sequel.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2013)
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Navigating Early Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling adventure as two boys cope with loss, loneliness.
By Clare Vanderpool
(2013)
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